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Mount Gay Distillery
Mount Gay claims to be not only the oldest rum distillery in Barbados, but in the world. The factual written evidence points to their being an operating distillery on the site in 1703, but many believe that rum had been produced there since 1493.The estate is named after Sir John Gay Alleyne, who managed the Mount Gilboa estate, where the distillery stood, in the 18th century.
The famous Mount Gay Eclipse brand, first created in 1910, has distinct floral and spice notes, much admired by rum connoisseurs and cocktail barmen alike.
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This fascinating bottling gives an insight into an imagined parallel universe where Hebridean Islay has a suitable climate for sugar cane cultivation. Delicious mouthfuls of molasses are poked and prodded by quietly insistent whisps of peat smoke and barbecue bonfire. The finish raises more questions than it answers but I, for one, look forward to further research! This is glorious with a splash of water alongside spiced Caribbean meats.
Rob Whitehead, Spirits Buyer, Berry Bros. & Rudd (Dec 2022)
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